kyakulaga fred bwino biography

Who is Kyakulaga Fred Bwino? Flash Uganda Media looks at his biography, age, wife, family, tribe, MP Kigulu, Iganga district, Makerere University, early life and education of the current Minister of State for Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries in Uganda.

Kyakulaga Fred Bwino is a microbiologist and politician from Uganda. He was appointed to the position of Minister of State for Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries (Agriculture) in June 2021. 

He also serves as a member of parliament for the National Resistance Movement, representing the Kigulu North-Iganga District in the Ugandan Parliament.

Early life and Education

Bwino Kyakulaga Fred was born in Kigulu, Iganga district, on June 22, 1964. He belongs to the Anglican church and is a practising Christian.

He has a PhD in Public Administration from the Uganda Management Institute, an MA in Procurement from Makerere University, and is currently finishing up his PhD in Agricultural Research in Plant Pathology Microbiology.

Career and Work Experience

Majoring in the areas of agriculture, science, technology, innovation, security, health, political mobilization, and public sector management, Hon. Kyakulaga Fred Bwino is an accomplished microbiologist and politician with vast experience in leadership in both the legislative and executive branches of government.

He was appointed to the position of Minister of State for Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries (Agriculture) in June 2021. He also serves as a member of parliament for the National Resistance Movement, representing the Kigulu North-Iganga District in the Ugandan Parliament. 

Previously, during the 10th Parliament, he spent five years in executive positions on the Parliamentary Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation. He has also spent ten years teaching microbiology and plant pathology at the Islamic University of Uganda.

hon kyakulaga fred bwino

Controversies

Bwino’s election victory was contested in court by independent candidate Ismail Badogi Waguma, who claimed that there were anomalies in the way the ballots were counted during the 2021 parliamentary elections. 

However, the Iganga Chief Magistrate turned down the request for a recount of the ballots cast in the parliamentary election for Kigulu North.

Hon. Kyakulaga Fred Bwino of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), who earned 14,560 votes, defeated Badogi in the election with 14,154 votes. Bwino praised the court for upholding the choice of the Kigulu North residents who cast their votes for him. 

Other relevant information

Hon. Kyakulaga Fred has helped fund the construction of pit latrines and given school-age children academic supplies. Additionally, he promised to provide his constituents with two ambulances, and tents throughout the current term.

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